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Thomas Gaultier

Independent Mediator, Mediation Trainer, and Transactional Lawyer


Thomas is an Independent Mediator, Mediation Trainer, and Transactional Lawyer. He plays a pivotal role in facilitating resolutions between mining companies and local communities in Mozambique and Zambia, and provides essential mediation and dispute resolution training to local mining CSR teams.

As a lawyer, he specializes in contract management for global energy, construction, and industrial projects, demonstrating extensive international legal proficiency.

He is fluent in three languages: Portuguese, English, and French, enabling effective communication in diverse settings.

He holds a law degree from the esteemed University of Paris X Nanterre, complemented by an LL.M in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Texas in Austin.

Certified Mediator since 2009 with a Graduate Portfolio Program Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

He has authored various articles and book chapters on mediation and ADR, including the award-winning “Cross-Border Commercial Mediation.”

Co-founder and Vice-President of the ICFML – Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos, a non-profit organization dedicated to the training and certification of Portuguese-speaking mediators.

He is passionate about legal education, and teachescontract law, mediation, and negotiation at Portugal’s premier law schools.

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